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API guide

This page provides a brief explanation of how to use the API (application programming interface) to access and download data from this website.

The Canadian Space Agency uses an open-source data management system called CKAN (Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network) to manage this website and its datasets. Since CKAN is widely used, there are many resources and scripts online that show how to use its API. The script below is an example of this, written in Python.

Additional resources for the CKAN API: